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Earning success the hard way

Owner of Shanta Pumps, Abhay Keny, narrates his incredible story of working as a coolie to becoming one of Goa’s successful businessmen

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Quenching Panaji’s thirst

Water is a precious resource, yet many of us take it for granted. City dwellers have a vague idea of the source as daily need is met without much difficulty. Team B&C tracks the water supply to Panaji city from the source to the final consumer

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Do high claim settlement ratios guarantee claim payment?

By Deepak Yohannan
31-year-old Sudeshna Guha wants to buy a life insurance policy this year. The mother of two wants to ensure financial security for her children in the event of her untimely demise. Sudeshna is researching policies extensively to make sure that when claim settlement time comes, her beneficiaries face no unnecessary hurdles. Hence, one of the factors on which she is focussing is the life insurer’s claim settlement ratio.

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Unearthing Gandhi Market’s secrets

By Michael Fisher | B&C
A former municipal councilor in Margao turned legislator from Pernem; his local power base was the leadership of a section of vendors at a Margao market. After attaining state-level power,

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Football: Passion without profits

One wonders where the glory days of Indian football have disappeared when the footballers of yesteryears caught the attention of their followers with aplomb. It was their artistry with the ball that attracted their fans and supporters to watch them play on the field.

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Lone farmer stands proud

By Simplicio DeSilva | B&C
A progressive, successful farmer and an out of the box thinker, Shrihari Kurade has changed the way how agriculture should be looked at. His work has certainly has attracted curious eyebrows among the Quepem farmer fraternity.  

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Taxi at your doorstep

A common problem that everyone faces in Goa, whether resident or tourist, is of conveyance. Public transport is quite lacking and also the availability of other passenger vehicles like taxis or autos. So it is good to know of somebody starting a taxi rental service which can be depended upon for the sudden car in emergency times or if stranded for transport.  

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Giving a new grip

By Albert Fernandes | B&C
When a tyre goes bald, it makes more sense to give it fresh lease of life by simply remoulding it to make it roadworthy once again. Balaji Tyre Service at Gulem, Canacona, has been in the business of remoulding old tyres for the last 23 years.

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Arbitrary change of tariff plan is unfair trade: Consumer court

NEW DELHI: A telecom company’s decision to change a subscriber’s tariff plan from what was agreed upon initially at time of purchase was held to be unfair trade practice by a consumer forum here which directed it to provide the plan that was purchased by the customer.

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Plan health insurance for your parents today

By Deepak Yohannan
We grumble about inflation, but regular inflation is not a patch on medical inflation. Healthcare was always expensive, but prices are now through the roof.

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